METER BY METER Matteo Thun, 2000

METER BY METER is already a light classic and is used as light by the meter in architecture. METER BY METER can either be employed as indirect light with a cover shade made of anodised aluminium or satinised synthetic glass. A combination of direct and indirect light sections is also possible. METER BY METER can be employed horizontally from wall to wall or vertically from floor to ceiling. Various coloured and opaque films allow individual colouring and light guidance. These can be inserted subsequently at the front or at the side. Texts can also be printed on films (transparent covers) or laser cut (aluminium covers). METER BY METER integrates optimally into the most diverse spatial situations such as corridors, reception halls, sales outlets, restaurants and hotels as well as in home areas. Mirrors, doors and passageways can also be framed with this light strips. There are virtually no limits to the possible applications of METER BY METER.

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The idea for METER BY METER occurred in a hotel project by Matteo Thun. He was searching for a curtain rail with integrated lighting which was to be delivered to the site by the meter and cut to size on site. The system should additionally be simple and quick to assemble without tools. The first model was produced using soffit lamps such as are used, for example, for interior lighting in cars. Considerations of operating economy rapidly resulted in a system based on fluorescence lamps. Further light engineering development resulted in the form of METER BY METER known today.
MBM consists of a base profile which is simply screwed to the wall or ceiling and can even be levelled afterwards. Sheet metal clips are then screwed into the base profile to hold the through-wired light elements by engaging. The feed is advantageously to the side. Nevertheless, a cable channel is integrated into the base profile and a cable can be guided to the desired position in this channel if necessary. Finally, the covers made of anodised aluminium or transparent satinised synthetic glass are simply clicked on so that the system is closed.
MBM is cut precisely to length by BELUX to a precision of a tenth of a millimetre. For this we use calculation software which we have developed to generate the symmetrical cut length of the cover along with optimum equipment and length calculations of the base elements with corner variants.
METER BY METER is available as switchable, 1-10V dimmable and DALI-dimmable. Overlapping light elements which avoid shadows between the light elements can be used as new for the version with aluminium cover.
PLANNING
METER BY METER is individually designed and precisely measured by BELUX. The specially developed software calculates exactly the optimum fittings, the length of the basic elements for corner versions and the symmetrical length of the covering. Matching each element to the mounting site simply requires labeling during production for individual components to be reordered using the BELUX database.
MOUNTING
The basic form and corner elements are screwed into the wall or ceiling and then adjusted. Inverted metal clips secure the looped-in light switch elements. The covers are simply snapped on to close off the ends of the system. Its modular design and handy packaging enable METER BY METER to be assembled by one person without almost any tools. The system includes all mounting materials and requires no preparation for mounting while its looped-in light switch elements require only one power source
MATERIAL
In addition to the basic material, various colored and satinized coatings provide individual color tones and positioning of luminaires. These can be later added from the front or side. Lettering can be set on the coating (for transparent covers) or lasered (for aluminum covers). Uniform lighting can be created with the overlapping light version and aluminum cover. METER BY METER is distinguished by its high quality and stability while meeting GWT 960°C fire protection requirements. Switch element options are On/Off, 1-10V dimmer and those for building control system using DALI. Socket outlets, movement detectors or emergency lighting can be also integrated into the system.

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Wall lights
Type     Operating mode Version Length Spec sheet Wish list
METER BY METER-200A On/Off Aluminium cover 1580 mm PDF Wish list
METER BY METER-210A On/Off Aluminium cover 680 mm PDF Wish list
METER BY METER-200K On/Off Acrylic glass cover 1580 mm PDF Wish list
METER BY METER-210K On/Off Acrylic glass cover 680 mm PDF Wish list
METER BY METER-220A Dimmable 1-10V Aluminium cover 1580 mm PDF Wish list
METER BY METER-230A Dimmable 1-10V Aluminium cover 680 mm PDF Wish list
METER BY METER-220K Dimmable 1-10V Acrylic glass cover 1580 mm PDF Wish list
METER BY METER-230K Dimmable 1-10V Acrylic glass cover 680 mm PDF Wish list
Ceiling lights
Type     Operating mode Version Length Spec sheet Wish list
METER BY METER-200A On/Off Aluminium cover 1580 mm PDF Wish list
METER BY METER-210A On/Off Aluminium cover 680 mm PDF Wish list
METER BY METER-200K On/Off Acrylic glass cover 1580 mm PDF Wish list
METER BY METER-210K On/Off Acrylic glass cover 680 mm PDF Wish list
METER BY METER-220A Dimmable 1-10V Aluminium cover 1580 mm PDF Wish list
METER BY METER-230A Dimmable 1-10V Aluminium cover 680 mm PDF Wish list
METER BY METER-220K Dimmable 1-10V Acrylic glass cover 1580 mm PDF Wish list
METER BY METER-230K Dimmable 1-10V Acrylic glass cover 680 mm PDF Wish list

CAD data
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Assembly instructions
METER BY METER (pdf, 918.6 KB)
METER BY METER connection diagram (pdf, 576.8 KB)
METER BY METER Move (pdf, 1.66 MB)
Photometric data
PHOTOMETRY_MBM (zip, 7.5 KB)

High resolution pictures
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